The Pittsburgh Penguins are turning back to Matt Murray in goal in what could possibly be their final game of the 2015-16 season. Murray, 21, was sat in favor of Marc-Andre Fleury for Game 5, but the rookie netminder will have the chance to save Pittsburgh’s season Tuesday night. More
Jaromir Jagr spent a week deciding whether or not he’d play for the Czech Republic at the World Cup, and the veteran winger has decided to stay retired from international competition, according to Czech GM Martin Rucinsky.
John Brophy, the second-winningest coach in professional hockey history, passed away Monday at 83. Brophy won 1,027 games and spent the majority of his coaching career in the ECHL, which named its coach of the year award after Brophy and inducted him into its Hall of Fame in 2009.
Despite losing the gold medal game at the World Championship in Russia, Finland's national team is destined for more hardware in the next decade. Because the youngest stars are leading the way.
St. Louis Blues winger Troy Brouwer is having the post-season of his lifetime and he continued his incredible run with some remarkable hand-eye coordination in Game 5 of the Western Conference final.
The San Jose Sharks have never been to the Stanley Cup final, but they’re one win away from achieving that goal after downing the St. Louis Blues 6-3 in Game 5 of the Western Conference final. And when the Sharks needed it most, it was captain Joe Pavelski who stepped up.
Penguins coach Mike Sullivan didn’t name a starting goaltender for Game 6 of the Eastern Conference final, and he again faces the tough choice between rookie standout Matt Murray and veteran netminder Marc-Andre Fleury, who was beaten four times on 25 shots in Game 5.
St. Louis Blues coach Ken Hitchcock wouldn’t confirm whether David Backes and Robby Fabbri, who both left Game 4 with injuries, are healthy enough to play in Game 5. All Hitchcock would say is that both will skate in warmup and that the Blues would “run a further evaluation.”
Nail Yakupov was left off Russia’s roster at the World Championship, and according to a report coach Oleg Znarok said the move was “addition by subtraction.” The Russian team said Yakupov was held out because of injury, but the 22-year-old said that was “bogus.”
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